If you listen to the conventional method of older generations you might believe that your only purpose is to find a job and as long as it pays well stay there no matter if you like it or not. But if you travel across the generational gap you will find along the way that those conventional thoughts have fallen between the cracks and have been replaced by more creative ways to live a happier life. After working as fashion studio photographer 29-year-old Theron Humphrey desired to live a different life. So he quit his job and in August of 2011 went on a year-long tour of the states with the plan to meet one new person a day and tell their story through photography a project that he calls This Wild Idea. Before he left for his year-long journey he adopted a companion a coonhound by the name of Maddie that little did he know would grow to be his best friend and would change his life . During his travels Theron began
taking photos of his K-9 companion kind of how people take photos of their kids in front of truck or under a sign that represents a piece of the family vacation story .It was during those photogenic moments that Theron realize Maddie’s awesome balance and patience and so began the awesome feed of Maddie On Things a tale of a man and dog and their travels across America a side hobby that unexpectedly turned into a project all on its own Now that Theron has completed the This Wild Idea project he has published a book showing off the great balance of his four-legged companion titled Maddie On Things : A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics and as a bonus Maddie and Theron Will be doing a book tour signing books and meeting new people . But the mission does not stop there while traveling for the book tour Humphrey and Maddie will be conducting a new project sponsored Purina one titled Why We Rescue a yearlong story-telling documentary that is traversing across all 50 states highlighting how pets transform our lives for the better. This project is an opportunity to share everyday stories on how those pets can open our homes and hearts to the world. The best part about this is that Theron decided to tell these using nothing but photo and audio. I like video a lot (if you can already tell) but sometimes I believe that it gets in the way. The simplicity of photo journalism leaves your mind to wander and some how piece the story together yourself leaving you with a tailor personal experience that you thought up yourself . Cant want to see more from Maddie and Theron I will be keeping a close eye on their travels and I hope you do to.
photos by © Theron Humphrey.